On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Guru of Sikhs I thought nothing more will be more apt than taking you all on a short trip to the Golden Temple. Brief History…. The Golden Temple or the ‘Harmandir Sahib’ meaning ‘The Abode of God’ was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram das in 1557. A … Continue reading Golden Temple ….. ‘The Abode of God’
Every relationship starts with communication in some form or the other. It may be verbal, written or at times just a silent gesture or an expression conveys where words may be found wanting. The super hit hindi song of yesteryears ‘Ankhon hi ankhon mein ishaara ho gaya’ conveys it all (The expressive eyes convey without a word being spoken). As the relationship develops the strength … Continue reading Good Communication …. Marital Bliss….,
Communication is the backbone on which depends the strength of the family/ personal relationships. My previous blog on importance of communication in organisations had drawn some really good responses from the readers. A dear friend wrote ‘No soft skill course taught me the ability to give a controlled and logical response to a contentious question as realistically I have learnt during my 24 X 7 … Continue reading Good communication….the lockdown lessons
Communication is what makes or mars a relationship, professional or personal. It may be very easy for a child or a junior to tell the parent or the senior ‘You are not understanding’. But it is certainly not very easy for the senior to digest/ accept it. Same thing put across a little differently like ‘Maybe I have not been able to explain it to … Continue reading Communication ….An art worth mastering…
Srinagar is one destination I will never get tired of going back time and again. I have been there umpteen times ‘but yeh dil hai ki bharta hi nahin’ (The heart longs for more and more). Instead of spending another day in Sonamarg we decided to head back straight to Srinagar from Drass. The Emotions…. We started from Drass at around 12 pm and after … Continue reading Srinagar….The Paradise on Earth….
Festival of Deepawali celebrated across India by people of all religion symbolises victory of good over evil. As per mythology Lord Rama reached back Ayodhya (His Kingdom) on this day after completion of his 14 years exile and vanquishing Ravana in a bitter battle at Lanka.
This day happened to be a New moon day (No moon). Residents had lit up their houses with the help of earthen lamps to welcome the prince (Rama). People in the present day have started using electric lights along with earthen lamps to commemorate the occasion. People burst crackers too to express happiness. Deepawali remains associated with cleanliness and lights.Continue reading “Deepawali …. winning the battle within…”
Marriage, men and maturity share a very close bond because the way most men mature post the marriage is just amazing. I had led a life of a happy bachelor till the age of 32 till I met my ‘Dream Girl’ and the life took a turn for ‘better’. Marriage does bring in a lot of change. My Dream Girl….Zara Tasveer se Tu Nikalker Saamne … Continue reading Marriage …A blissful journey
Drass is a beautiful high-altitude township located 65 km from Sonamarg on National Highway 1 across the Zozi la Pass on the Himalayan range. I had last driven on this road to Drass in 1992 which remains covered under feet of snow for nearly six months. It used to be just a dirt road for nearly 25 kms. The move used to be slow and … Continue reading Drass…..A trip down memory lane…
Kashmir has so much to offer to a passionate traveller. Every place is as good if not better than the other. The beauty gets deeply ingrained in the heart and mind because of which the desire to go back one more time always remains. Bidding goodbye to the beautiful valley of Gulmarg was not easy but the call of Sonamarg was as strong We left … Continue reading Sonamarg …..The golden meadow…
I have been wanting to blog on my travel experiences since long. Travel, undertaken for whatever reason, is always fruitful. It provides a much-needed break from the routine In the present day world where people develop fixed mindset due to social media, travel can be the biggest gamechanger. ‘One look on the ground’ can completely change the opinion formed over years based on books and … Continue reading Travel to learn, rejuvenate and building bonds